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Bebop Spoken There

Rex Stewart: "Screwy chords and modern harmonies may be exciting to play, but they will never be bread-and-butter-music." - (Melody Maker April 24, 1948. From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).
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Vasilis Xenopoulos: “I like playing jazz that has form, and structure. That’s what I’ve been doing for years and I like it.” – (Jazzwise July 2015).

Today Sunday July 5

Afternoon
MUSICIANS UNLIMITED BIG BAND - Park Inn, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Free. 1pm.
Long established big band session on Teesside
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SMOKIN' SPITFIRES - The Cluny, Lime St., Ouseburn, Newcastle. 12.30pm. £6.50.
Charity fundraiser for the Bubble Foundation.
Monthly - Today's the day!.
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BAGHDADDIES Plus - Cumberland Arms, James Place St., Byker. 12 noon. Free.
All-day extravaganza with lots of bands and booze!
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BRADLEY JOHNSTON (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 1pm.
Quality food and great solo jazz.
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JAMES HARRISON - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 233 1010. 4pm-7pm.
Sundays are now solo piano with earlier start.
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AM JAM - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm.
A jam aimed at encouraging the less experienced player giving listeners a chance to spot and encourage the stars of the future. Monthly - Back July 12.
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MORE JAM - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
C'mon and blow! Monthly - Back on July 26.
Evening.
COLIN AITCHISON FRANCO VALUSSI and STEVE ANDREWS - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm £5.
Monthly - Tonight an Extra Night!
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VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Red House Pub and Farm, Hepscott Dr., Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ. 8pm. Free.
Happy Hour 8-9pm Many drinks 2-4-1!
Monthly - Tonight's the night!
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - The Globe, Railway St.,NewcastleNE4 7AD. £5. 7pm.
Last Sunday in the month series featuring local trad bands. (NOTE EARLY START!) Back July 26.
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POCKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Brasserie Hudson Bay,Windward Way, Middlesbrough TS2 1QG. Tel: 01642 261186. 7:30pm Free. Last Sunday in month - plus guests. Back July 26
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MAINE STREET JAZZMEN - Seaton Sluice Social Club. 8pm. £3.
Monthly - Back July 26.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Jazzwise

The Mark Allen Group, an independent publishing group which publishes more than 50 magazines in business, healthcare, education and leisure, has acquired Jazzwise, the UK's leading jazz magazine.
As the UK's best selling jazz monthly with a panoramic and immersive view of the whole
jazz scene, Jazzwise has gained an impeccable reputation for the quality of its content and
breadth of its jazz appeal. The magazine continues to be edited by award-­‐winning editor
and publisher, Jon Newey, with Jazzwise winning the coveted Best Jazz Media accolade at
the prestigious Jazz FM awards in January 2013.
Group Chairman Mark Allen said: "I am delighted that we have managed to acquire such an
excellent and leading title. It has a committed and passionate team and certainly, we will
look after the title and do everything we can to make it even more successful. The group's
interest in jazz, and my own passion in this area, led to the launch of the annual Wiltshire
Jazz Festival seven years ago, a charity event organised in the location of its Wiltshire offices,
which this year takes place on 15th June 2013."Editor and publisher Jon Newey said: 
“We are greatly looking forward to taking Jazzwise up to the next level as Europe's 
leading English language jazz magazine across print, online and app with the expertise
 and support of the Mark Allen Group."
Charles Alexander, founder and former owner of Jazzwise said: “In planning succession
for Jazzwise it was important for me as its founder to find a new owner with an outstanding
track record in magazine publishing and a genuine appreciation of jazz music. In Mark Allen
himself and his company, the Mark Allen Group, I believe that I have more than fulfilled
these criteria. I have every confidence that Mark and his talented team, in conjunction with
Editor/Publisher Jon Newey, will grow the title and take it to new heights. Meanwhile its
former parent company, Jazzwise Publications Limited, will be renamed Jazzsense
Publications Limited and continue to publish and distribute jazz sheet music, tuition books
and software for musicians.
The magazine will be based in the Mark Allen Group's head office in South London.
For inquiries please contact:
Mark Allen (Chairman) 020 7501 6701 or mark.allen@markallengroup.com
Jon Benson (Publishing Director) 020 7501 6790 or jon.benson@markallengroup.com
Jon Newey (Editor and Publisher) 020 7501 6743 / 0208 677 0012 or jon@jazzwise.com

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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